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Why Are You Even Asking Questions About Rihanna’s Personal Life?

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Right now, Rihanna is in Australia, promoting Battleship, her very first movie, which is based on the game Battleship. I’m sure it will do well in the box office, just like I’m sure that Rihanna is giving tons of charming and classy interviews to represent it.

Oh, wait, no, that’s not right. She’s being dramatic and ending interviews for silly reasons:

Ok, it’s not like I can’t see why this would be a frustrating question. If you’re there to do an interview about your movie, then it could be annoying for questions to start going in a personal direction. Celebrities have a right to try to keep their private lives private, and I could see where a number of actors could get annoyed at this.

But this is Rihanna. This is a girl who constantly talks about her private life. She recently said in an interview that “you want to share your life with someone” and “that’s what I’m missing right now.” In November, she was on Ellen’s show, where she said “my personal life is pretty much non-existent. Which is not good, not for the long run. Not for me, not for her.” And then she pointed to her vagina. Oh, and then earlier this month, in that interview in Elle, the one where she talked about Chris Brown at length, she said this:

“I have more freedom the more people know about me,” she reasons. “It’s like, one less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

Also, the interviewer just asked if it was frustrating to be romantically linked to other celebrities. That’s all. It’s not like she said “hey, what it’s like banging Ashton Kutcher, huh?” I don’t get where Rihanna’s annoyance comes from here.

So what’s the deal? Why is she suddenly so against discussing her private life?